VCMS 7TH AND 8TH GRADE BANDS

8th Grade (Incoming Freshmen) Info:

8th Grade (Incoming Freshmen) Parent/Student Meeting Thursday, April 22nd 6:30pm. Band Aide Meeting following. 

VCHS Hornet Marching Band Summer Schedule ​​

VCHS Marching Band Freshmen Time/Responsibilities/Expectations

  • HS Wind/Brass Sectionals: (Sectional time for students to become more aware and confident in the music by working the staff and leadership team. These sessions are optional but highly recommended in aiding student understanding.)

    • June 15th 7-8pm

    • June 22nd 7-8pm

    • July 13th 7-8pm

    • July 20th 7-8pm

  • HS Drumline Camp

    • Monday, July 26th thru Friday, July 30th, 1-4pm.

  • Full Band Basics Camp

    • Monday, July 26th All Woodwind Sectional 1-2pm
    • Tuesday, July 27th All Brass Sectional 1-2pm
    • Wednesday, July 28th 9am-Noon (Section Leaders &  Freshmen Only)

    • Thursday, July 29th & Friday, July 30th FULL BAND 9am-Noon

    • This does include colorguard, drumline as they are part of the full band.

  • FULL BAND CAMP

    •   Monday, August 2nd through Friday, August 6th from 8am-4pm.

  • Evening Rehearsals 

    • Tuesday, Aug. 10th 6:30-8:30pm

    • Thursday, Aug. 12th 6:30-8:30pm

 

These few days afford us an opportunity to accomplish what would take approximately twenty-two days, or over five weeks, on our regular rehearsal schedule. Therefore, it is imperative that no time be wasted and that students come to the camp prepared.  Attendance is mandatory. Grades will be given for Camp. The band camp dates will be discussed with the students in March before Spring Break.

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8th Grade Band (2021 Incoming Freshmen): 

Freshmen Orientation Information

 

 

Book needed for 8th Grade Band:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundations for Superior Performance

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7th Grade Band

Book needed for 7th Grade Band:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundations for Superior Performance

6th Grade Band:

Books needed for 6th Grade Band:

         Tradition of Excellence Book 1     Tradition of Excellence Book 2

 

 VCMS JAZZ ENSEMBLE: 

  • Rehearses Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 7am-7:30am. This open to 7th& 8th grade band members. Attendance will mandatory to ensure a better opportunity of success for the ensemble. Sign up will be in December with rehearsals staring in January.

  • Anyone playing in the rhythm section (piano, bass, guitar, drum set) must have taken lessons and have some background. In case of large numbers in some sections auditions maybe necessary.

  • All Jazz Students will need to purchase the Jazz Method Book “Standards of Excellence.  Ask Mr. Verboom and Miss Whitaker  for what part to buy. 

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